"6 Innovators of San Diego Dining and Drinking"
Top 10 San Diego Restaurants of 2013
"To say it’s an L.A.-based chain is not to get the real story. Local chef and skilled butcher Pete Balistreri has taken charge at the San Diego locations and turned them into one of the best healthy-gourmet lunch options around."
Healthy food chain helps kids get off the streets
"Last year, Oberholtzer's company started a charitable program dubbed the Sustainable Life Project. The three-month program targets young people ages 18 to 24 who are transitioning out of foster care..."
53 foods you must eat right now - #11 Tender Greens Fried Chicken
"Juicy Jidori chicken is simply bathed in buttermilk, dredged in all-purpose flour and spinkled with rosemary thyme salt."
"The Sustainable Life Project, the subject of a in-progress documentary that’s currently raising funds on Kickstarter, tries to connect the youth of those food deserts with the food culture of the farm-to-table restaurants in other parts other city—and to turn the experience of interacting with the kind of food system they were never afforded into jobs."
"Downtown's shabby corner is reborn - healthy"
The New Rules of Smart Eating
There's a huge difference between eating right and eating well. We surveyed five master chefs who have unlocked the secrets to cooking great meals that are as good for our bodies as they are for our tastebuds.
"100 Favorite Dishes 2013" No. 17: Mashed Potatoes at Tender Greens
As perfect as potatoes come.
[Tender Greens'] growth is being fed, in part, by its partnership with Scarborough Farms, a family-owned operation in Oxnard.
Here's more good food news taking flight at the airport; Tender Greens is launching their new concept, Garden by Tender Greens, in the San Diego International Airport's Commuter Terminal
OC's Best Inspired Salads
You can't go wrong with any of the made-to-order salads, from the Backyard Steak Salad to the Happy Vegan.
Fast, good, cheap: pick three
Tender Greens is "a rare example of healthy food delivered quickly at moderate prices."
Tender Greens is named on Inc. Magazine's 2013 Inc. 500|5000 List of "America's Fastest Growing Private Companies."
OC'S Best Fried Chicken To Go
Nothing says summer like crispy wings and thighs... one bite of the cooked-to-order chicken with its ideal ratio of crisp buttermilk batter to juicy savory meat induces swooning.
Meet Pete Balistreri, the regional executive chef of Tender Greens
2013 "Best Salad" Critic's Pick and Reader's Pick
Good Eats, Good Prices
Three ambitious Californians are proving it’s possible to deliver high quality chef-driven food in a fast-casual setting.
How Cooking Can Help Prevent Teen Homelessness
Teach a kid to cook a pork chop and you feed him for a lifetime. That’s the thinking behind a pretty innovative mentoring program run by the restaurant chain Tender Greens. It’s a hand up — getting a food industry job — rather than a hand-out.
The Smackdown: Walnut Creek's Locust Street Salad Spots Go Head-To-Head
It was almost too close to call. Lettuce throws a one-two punch for local sourcing and non-chain status, but T.G. ekes out a win with its grilled meats, flaky pastries, and ample seating.
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